David at The Texas Music Awards and New ***** Reviews!

May 6th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

On the red carpet with Lucky Boyd

TMA Host, Michael Martin Murphey

Performing during the ceremony

Well, what a weekend it was. While I didn’t take home the awards (Congrats to Wade Bowen and Tres Womack!), I had the honor of being nominated alongside some tremendous artists, musicians, and some of my TX music heroes, including the host, Michael Martin Murphy.

Being asked to perform before hundreds of TX music fans, industry folks, and music legends was a great honor, too, and a total thrill. For the performance, I was paired with the phenomenal Cornell Kinderknecht, who took some killer jazz breaks and truly elevated my nominated song, “Found You.” We had a great time, and, I think, saved our best for the ceremony. Thanks again to the Academy of Texas Music and all who were involved in hosting and producing the weekend, and to you, my fans and friends, for helping me get there.

Also, I’m really excited to share these two recent reviews. Both publications gave us their highest ratings, (5.0 and “KILLER”, respectively) and I couldn’t be happier with how they connected with Big Top…

***** AUSTIN DAZE.COM (click for the full review)
“David Lutes is a musician’s musician…Recently nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the 2009 Texas Music Awards, Lutes is on top of his game fusing jazz, pop, rock, Americana and everything in between…”

***** AMERICANA MUSIC TIMES
“David Lutes is back - this time without the “Plumtucker” moniker - and he’s stronger than ever with Big Top. From the haunting “Lucia’s Song” through the beautiful “The Night Watchman” the listener is treated to one aural feast after another on this two-disk set. My favorite tune is “Coming Apart,” which sounds deeply personal as the artist struggles with the conflicts of life, love, and the music he lives for. The lyrics on Big Top are gorgeously poetic, the melodies are richly original, and David’s voice is, as usual, simply stunning. The production on this record is deeply layered, and if you listen closely, you will find yourself quite often wondering “how’d they make that sound?” Listen and wonder as Big Top spins you to new levels of musical pleasure.” -Steve Circeo, giving Big Top their rare “KILLER” Rating!

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